This is a hei matau polynesian fish hook pendant carved from bone.The Maori Hei Matau fish hook represents strength, determination, good luck, peace, good health, prosperity and is also thought to provide a safe passage across water. The double twist and triple twist depict two new shoots growing together. It represents the joining of cultures and the bonding of friendship for life. The design shows the joining of two people in love or a friendship for eternity, so makes a wonderful gift for a wedding or friendship. The Twist can also relate to the joining of two people or cultures.